New to the smart home world, but learning a lot! I tried searching a ton and couldnt find a similar situation, so if I am just bad at searching, links are appreciated!
I bought 4 of the red series dimmers for use in my house that does not have neutral wires (knob and tube setup on most of the switches). I got aeotec bypass’s just to be on the safe side to make sure things would work. I wired one up in parallel at my light fixture, per the best instructions I could find (its pretty simple, assuming it is hard to mess up).
Now the weirdness; with that setup, i cannot get the switch to work. And when I say not work, I mean that no matter how many times I press the config button or how long I hold it down, I cannot get the RGB light strip to change colors. Period. I tried connecting it to my smartthings hub, as well as changing the AC type to non-neutral. Nothing is working. I pulled out a second switch (since I bought 4) and it is acting similar, so I assume it is something with my setup. The light the switch is hooked up to always stays on, no matter what I try to do. The only way to shut it off is with the physically pop-out on the switch. The light is also flickering a bit, kind of like a fluorescent light that is about to go out ,whereas before I never noticed it flickering with the “dumb” switch.
The light switch is completely unresponsive unless I use the pop out button. Once I re-engage it, same thing. The light switch is non-responsive and doesnt seem to affect the light fixture no matter what. My smartthings hub sees the switch and was able to set it up, but it always says offline.
Has anyone seen this before? Any ideas on what it could be that I seem to have done wrong? Any troubleshooting tips would be greatly appreciated! I emailed inovelli support and they really werent much help.